I know Christmas decorations have been replaced by the Chinese New Year decorations but I just wanted to show you this black and gold themed decorations at Westgate shopping mall. I was there to visit the newly opened Spotlight store just after Christmas last year.
I started a new doily from Lee Hye-oon's Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer. I used Lady Shuttle Maker's HDT Hosta Leaf in Size 20. I wound whatever's left of the skein onto 2 shuttles so I may not have enough to finish the pattern. We will have to decide where to stop tatting or change threads.
This Pandora limited edition Christmas 2018 bangle was a gift with purchase.
Here it is featured with (from left) Starry night clip, Dazzling fireworks charm, Pave sphere charm, Royal blue geometric facets charms next to the bangle clasp, Wishing star charm, Night sky charm and Pave star clip.
Have you seen these beaded bangles from Sashka Co.? I ordered them in early December and the post took its time delivering it. It took nearly a month to reach me. Usually it takes 7-10 days. It must have been the holiday season with many packages to deliver. I am very pleased with these bangles. So happy that I just ordered more. The bangles are crocheted with glass beads by women artisans in Nepal. It is a fair trade enterprise to empower women to rise above poverty. There are two sizes: the usual size fits 6-7 inch wrists or get the larger 8 inch one. Just roll them onto your wrist. You can use this link for a limited time discount or just visit their website to see what discounts are available.
Can you spot the mistakes? A pattern from page 90 of Mary Konior's book titled Tatting with Visual Patterns. A very elegant pattern tatted in one round, all rings, using one shuttle. Just need to watch where you join to. But the third try was a success, after some unpicking.
There is currently only one Trollbeads store in Singapore at Vivocity. I first decided on the copper bangle with 2 copper spacer, water lilies of July, single water lily spacer and Troll anemone pendant.
But after bringing it home and trying it on, the copper started oxidizing. I took it back to the shop the very next day and exchanged it for a sterling silver bangle and added another single water lily spacer. Also styled it with some of my own beads.